Collection273 to be Exhibited at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Collection273, a collaboration photography project between the Downtown Greensburg Project and the community of Greensburg will be exhibited at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art beginning mid October.

The collaboration features photos of the Greensburg area that local members of the community have taken from January 2017. Given the prompt ‘Show us your Greensburg,’ contributors have submitted photos including a story about the shot ranging from the courthouse architecture to events to aerial photography of the city taken by drones.

“We wanted to have the project installed somewhere in Greensburg and when The Westmoreland came to us asking to have it exhibited there, it was a no brainer,” said Jessica Hickey, founder of the Downtown Greensburg Project. “It’s really exciting for everyone who was featured to say that they had their photos exhibited at a nationally known museum.”

The full collaboration will have 273 photos printed and exhibited in the Robertshaw Gallery with a few photos chosen to be displayed separately with the story it was submitted with.

“As a professional and hobbyist photographer, meaning I love taking pictures all of the time, I can’t think of anything sweeter than being inspired to see my town with fresh eyes and the opportunity to have my work displayed in our amazing museum,” said Savannah Butler of Savvy Shots Photography.

The Downtown Greensburg Project is accepting submissions for the collaboration until September 30. To submit for consideration use #collection273 when posting on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Featured photos will be shared on the project Instagram, @collection273, they will also be shown on the website.

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